Designing tangible musical interactions with preschool children

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dc.contributor.author Suvorina, Svetlana
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-27T11:54:48Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-27T11:54:48Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.citation 71 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/14413
dc.description.abstract Many cognitive scientists agree that musical play is beneficial for preschool children. They consider music to be one of the most important means to promote preschool children’s learning potential. From an interaction design point of view, music provides opportunities to engage children in collaborative play which in return is beneficial for their cognitive and physical development. I argue that tangible interaction can facilitate such collaborative and playful musical activities among preschool children and in the scope of this thesis, I explore how this can be achieved. Through the exploration of related projects in this area and my own design experiments at a preschool, I propose a design concept of a modular musical toy for children which I created and then tested in a preschool context with children of different ages. Along the way, I reflect on the peculiarities of children’s behaviors and the aspects of conducting design research with preschool children, since acknowledging these aspects is crucial for working with children as a designer. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Malmö högskola/Kultur och samhälle en_US
dc.subject tangible en_US
dc.subject children en_US
dc.subject preschool en_US
dc.subject rösträtt en_US
dc.subject toys en_US
dc.subject music en_US
dc.subject play en_US
dc.subject interaction design en_US
dc.subject research with children en_US
dc.title Designing tangible musical interactions with preschool children en_US
dc.type H2 en_US
dc.setspec.uppsok Technology en_US
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